Two women at lunch

Two women at lunch
auditor and lawyer joke
about being feared

Cats might have nine lives

Cats might have nine lives
but the Australian bush
shows incarnations

Spiral line dances

Spiral line dances
in tight dizzying circles
on a concrete block

I've seen the greatest

"I've seen the greatest
webs of my generation
destroyed by a broom."

Wet light slips from view

Wet light slips from view
bands of red and indigo
the rainbow's edges

A honk-like car horn

A honk-like car horn
interrupts Sunday morning
then softer echo

Famous singer dies



Famous singer dies
and I’m quietly judging
based on songs friends share

"This is fun," she says

"This is fun," she says
while hammering the typewriter
and hearing words made

Figure drawn reversed

Figure drawn reversed
so the sketch of my youngest
became one of me

Moths in the foreground

Moths in the foreground
silhouetted against sky
birds in the background

Noisy gallahs fly

Noisy gallahs fly
in cluttered figure eight shapes
against a dark sky

Smokey like bacon

Smokey like bacon
with streaks of white, pink and red
fiery sunset

Drooping sheoak trees

Drooping sheoak trees
glossy black cockatoos’ food
and spooky sounding

Got back from a trip

Got back from a trip
took nothing, returned with less
I left my heart there

Awaiting the sound

Awaiting the sound
when a car stops at our door
and you reappear

Internet banking

Internet banking
details of towns and amounts
following your drive

The milk might be off

The milk might be off
but it's still a white liquid
that lightens coffee

Chirping in blossoms

Chirping in blossoms
hanging upside down on branch
a superb parrot

Tonight at the sink

Tonight at the sink
scraping scraps of the past week
clearing space for more

Of bats you will hear

Of bats you will hear
announcing their arrival
ultrasonic tones

The lone unicorn

The lone unicorn
in a room full of dickheads
is how I’m described

With indecision

With indecision
I close my eyes and listen
to how my heart sways

Basking on tin roof

Basking on tin roof
the reflection in windows
currawong admires

Clouded horizon

Clouded horizon
low sky over a low range
sunlit from behind

Now and then knife blades

Now and then knife blades
show the toll in honed edges
cutting through the years

Enzo's commission

Enzo's commission
a motorised meat mincer
for fast salamis